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In Which Chris Matthews Goes Too Far (Again)

Chris Matthews likes Tom Ridge. Like, a lot. As in, really, really thinks he's great. At least, one can't help... More

Barack-toberfest Metaphor-o-ama!

Oh, how clever the media got in describing Obama’s Berlin speech

When everyone’s talking about something, it can be hard to find new ways to describe it. But fear not, dear... More

Polling Questions: Sly Like A Fox

Fox News has conducted a poll, promisingly entitled, "Does Obama Get Better Treatment by the Press?" Well, we were, of... More

And…the NRO Weighs in on Barack-toberfest

This from National Review Online' s Jim Geraghty: 'There comes a time when we heed a certain call.' There was... More

Stewart Weighs in on Barack-toberfest

Are the media in the tank for Herr Obama? Jon Stewart says "Ja." More

Novak, Chapter Two: In Which Our Prince of Darkness Finds Himself Aggrieved

Robert Novak is feeling a bit glum today. Not, mind you, because of yesterday’s hit-(a pedestrian)-and-(try to)-run accident—“He’s not dead,... More

Media “In the Tank?” — Take 821

Jake Tapper authors the latest episode of the investigative newsmagazine-meets-serial soap opera that is The Media and Obama: Totally in... More

Anbar Awakening, MSM Sleeping

Where are the mainstreamers on McCain’s major mistake?

There are gaffes, and then there are Gaffes. And yesterday, John McCain made a Gaffe. Speaking with Katie Couric about... More

David Carr’s Spud Missiles

Who knew? Starchy root vegetables make brilliant literary devices! Well, apparently, David Carr—Times media reporter and, currently, everyone's favorite rehabilitated... More

John McCain and the Authenticity Trap

Why “let McCain be McCain” doesn’t wash

In an early episode of The West Wing, President Jed Bartlet and his chief of staff, Leo McGarry—struggling with what... More

Amen, Deborah Howell

The WaPo's ombudsman, Deborah Howell, joins the choir pleading for more substance in campaign coverage: My monitoring of political stories... More

The Onion on the “Definitive Obama Puff Piece”

Read all about "Boogyin' With Barack." More

FBN: When Word Games Attack!

From the I'd-be-cringing-in-horror-if-I-weren't-laughing-so-hard department: footage of noted nuance-lover Barack Obama submitting to free-association game-playing while being interviewed about the economy.... More

Wiki-ocracy in America

Wikipedia, aid and scourge of journalists the world over, is considering adding a layer of monitoring to protect the site... More

What’s She Compensating For?

Good news for all you tired, you poor, you huddled bloggers yearning not to work for free: you might be... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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